List 18

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bereft

adj. Deprived of or lacking something that is wanted or needed.

criterion

n. A standard or rule by which something is judged or criticized.

deride

v. To laugh at in scorn or contempt; to ridicule.

effrontery

n. A boldness that is offensive because of its lack of tact; audacity.

espouse

v. To advocate or embrace, especially a cause or idea.

hypocrisy

n. The practice of pretending to believe or value things or ideas that one does not; falseness.

impending

adj. About to occur; imminent.

incensed

adj. Filled with wrath; enraged.

pertinent

adj. Relating to the matter at hand; relevant.

promulgate

v. To proclaim or make known.

proscribe

v. To forbid as harmful; to prohibit

redress

1. v. To correct or compensate for a wrong.

regime

n. A form of rule or government.

retribution

n. Something given in repayment, especially punishment; recompense.

substantiate

v. To verify or confirm by presenting evidence.

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